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William Glenn Boyd | 03-31-11

Friends,

For those of you who have not as yet written to the Governor, you may wish to question the expiration date and place of purchase of the lethal injection drug to be used. In additon, in the form letter just received from the Governor's office, the statement whether or not it is justifiable to overrule the jury verdict and sentence, which were legally imposed is made. As in this case, the judge did not take the recommendation of the jury for life, it is not a question of overruling the jury verdict!
 
Esther
 

The State of Alabama has set March 31st 2011 as the execution date for William Glenn Boyd. Please contact the Governor and let your voices be heard!

Please contact Governor Robert Bentley and ask him to stay this execution and all others and to institute a moratorium during which Alabama's capital punishment system could be thoroughly studied and proposals implemented.

 

THE HONORABLE GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY

STATE CAPITOL N 104

600 Dexter Ave

MONTGOMERY, AL 36130 2751 

PHONE 1-334-242-7100

FAX: 1-334-242-3282

Email: http://governor.alabama.gov/contact/contact_form.aspx

Suggested Talking Points for the William Glenn Boyd

 

1.  The jury by a vote of 7-5 recommended a life sentence. The judge disregarded the recommendation and sentenced William Glenn Boyd to death.

 

2. Alabama ought to delay all executions to allow for a thorough study of its capital punishment process and consider the serious objections raised as to how it administers the death penalty.

 

3. Alabama executed five people in 2010 and was third in the nation for number of executions.

 

4. According to Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, capital punishment is growing more infrequent nationally, but in 2010 Alabama sent more people to death row than any other state!

 

5. Alabama is notorious for its unique law that allows a judge to override without limitations the recommendations of a jury for life in a capital case and order death instead of life without parole.

 

6. Alabama is also notorious for failing to guarantee legal representation for inmates appealing their capital convictions and we are the only state with no state-wide public defenders’ office.

 

7. Income and race are factors and a number of caveats in recent post conviction DNA legislation limit accessibility to DNA testing.